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Patrick Malone

Senior Research Scientist, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy


Patrick Malone is a senior research scientist with the Center for Child and Family Policy. His specialization is quantitative psychology and his independent research program focuses on developing statistical models of change over time, especially in health behaviors and developmental psychopathology. He is particularly interested in novel approaches to understanding racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in adolescent substance use and other health risk behaviors.

As a methodological specialist, Dr. Malone collaborates broadly across disciplines such as public health, educational policy, and behavioral economics, as well as other areas of psychology, including developmental, social, clinical, and personality research.

Research Interests:

  • Data and Survey Methods
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Child Development
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Peer Influence
  • Program Evaluation